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Nine students killed and 10 injured in a mass stabbing in China

28 April 2018, 10:34 | Myrtle Vega

World by Dawood Rehman | Published

World       by Dawood Rehman | Published

The knife-wielding man attacked students near a secondary school in the Shaanxi province as they were heading home for the day. Seven females and two males died, according to the local government. Residents rushed for assistance, carrying the injured in their arms.

The police said the dead included five girls and two boys. One, since China has strict gun control laws, knives are the preferred weapon in mass attacks like this.

The suspect confessed that he had been "bullied" when he attended the same Number Three Middle School when he was a child, "hated" his classmates and chose to use a "dagger" to kill people on Friday, the bureau said.

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The suspect, named Zhao, reportedly attacked the children because he wanted revenge for being bullied when he was a student at the school, unidentified officials from the county's public security bureau said. News reports identified him as the suspect. Knife attacks over the years have sporadically taken place in China. Some showed bodies along alleyways and other injured people calling for help.

In January 2017, for example, 11 kindergarten students were wounded by a man with a kitchen knife.

After Mizhi County hospital issued an urgent notice (in Chinese) calling for blood donations from people with blood type AB, hundreds of people flooded into (in Chinese) Mizhi to offer assistance.



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